Bitter Orange essential oil, citrus aurantiumhas, a very sweet citrus smell characteristic of sweet orange, while also carrying some of the bitterness of grapefruit. The Bitter Orange Tree is an evergreen that grows up to 10m high with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers. The essential oil is produced by cold pressing of the peel. The Bitter Orange is native to southern China and North-Eastern India. Both the Bitter Orange and Edible Orange trees bear a great resemblance to each other, but their leaf stalks show a noticeable difference. The Bitter Orange is much broader in the shape of a heart.
Bitter Orange essential oil, is refreshing and invigorating fresh orange sweet aroma. Its scent and properties are energizing and invigorating and may be helpful in reducing fatigue. Used as a room freshener, orange contains antiseptic qualities. It's scent may calm and soothe the nerves. This oil will cause sensitivity to sunlight, so avoid direct exposure to the sun for six hours after direct application to the skin. Orange essence helps refresh the mind and raise the spirits.
Bitter Orange essential oil, citrus aurantium, blends well with the following essential oils: lavender, lemon, clary sage, myrrh and spicy oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon and clove.
Bitter Orange oil cautions - Generally non toxic, non irritant, non sensitizing.
Bitter Orange oil properties - Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory).